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Launching Ceremonies for “Sports Legacy” Pilot Scheme

17.02.2012

Officiated by Mr. PANG Chung, SBS, Hon. Secretary General of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (Federation) and Mr. Kai Chi-on, General Manager of Corporate Services Department of the Bank of China (Hong Kong) (BOCHK), the “Sports Legacy” Pilot Scheme was successfully launched today (i.e. 17 February 2012) at two pilot schools, namely; Queen Elizabeth School Old Students’ Association Tong Kwok Wah Secondary School and Tin Shui Wai Heung To Middle School, through the cooperation agreement signing ceremony. In appreciation of the generous donation of BOCHK in supporting retired athletes’ education and career development, and also the two pilot schools’ participation, the Federation presented the “EVERONWARD – 60 Years of Sporting Excellence” Special Publication to the Principals of the two pilot schools from Tin Shui Wai as souvenirs.

Mr. PANG Chung, SBS, the Honorary Secretary General of the Federation, pointed out that the successful implementation of the “Sports Legacy” pilot scheme hinges on the BOCHK’s previous donation generated from the souvenir banknote profit of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The retired athletes, while undergoing the process of self-improving process in schools, would also pass the Olympic spirit and sports related knowledge to the students. The idea of ‘To utilise what is taken from Olympics’ created from this significant pilot scheme would aid the identification the potential young athletes for the heritage of Olympic spirit. The Federation would continue to fight for resources in order to prolong this meaningful scheme after its one year trial run.

BOCHK, has been supporting the SF&OC for local sports development. Mr. Kai Chi-on of the Bank of China (Hong Kong) commented that the retired athletes could secure a job through this pilot scheme, and at the same time, could better equip themselves by utilising their spare time to attain academic qualifications for facilitating their integration to the society.

Both Mr. CHU Kwok Wah, the Principal of Queen Elizabeth School Old Students’ Association Tong Kwok Wah Secondary School and Mr. YEUNG Yiu Chung, the Principal of Tin Shui Wai Heung To Middle School wished the “Sports Legacy” pilot scheme being able to effectively promote sports culture and the overall sports level of the schools. They also cordially wished that the pilot scheme would be supported by the parties involved and be prolonged to benefit more students and retired athletes in future.

Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Issued on: 17 February 2012